1942 born in Tokyo
1966 graduated from architecture course of a department od science and engineering at Nihon University
1966-1979 MHS Planners, Architects& Engineers
1977 received master's degree at The University of Sheffield
1979-1993 vice-president in Kenzo Tange Associates
1933-2005 joint supervised Architect 5 Pertnership
2000- established Kidosaki Architects Studio
Hirotaka Kidosaki, Principal of the firm, worked for Kenzo Tange Associates for 13 years, and was a vice president during his later years there. After leaving the firm, he founded Architect Five with three other co-workers from Kenzo Tange Associates in 1993. Kidosaki Architects Studio was established in 2000.
A number of our projects have been featured in Japanese architecture magazines, such as Global Architecture and Shin-Kenchiku. Moreover, several projects have been awarded prizes in the design field. Our Jakuseian project was granted Good Design Award in 2006. Essential aspects of our design work include having quality and dignity at the same time, creating architecture that matures as time passes and actualizing places where Japanese art, craft and architecture can meet and join together.
What I expect in designing a house-while it is obvious a quality in finished product, I would also like to provide a dignity over the quality. I believe it is important how such notion of dignity is expressed in the form of an architecture. To accomplish that task, I shall never compromise as an architect, and for that I do me best earnestly. I believe it is the same with others, but I do not design a building as a task-and I quintessentially enjoy producing a building. Such attitude might be the foundation to develop a sympathetic resonance between the architect and the client. It is my pleasure to create something that promote such sympathy, which is more than just producing pieces of my work. It sounds this way of designing would fall into a design depending on my taste, but I think of a good house to be the one that takes 5, 10 years to turn into better dwelling by aging. Thus I am not interested in the fresh but short shelf-life design, which falls into a temporal, trendy taste. I consider a building to acquire dignity by engaging into every aspects and details of the building, which enables spirituality to come into life. Such dignity and spirituality would allow space for buildings to age in time.
- JIA Most Excellent Architecture2006,2007,